Kathmandu, March 29: The first South Asian Women’s Basketball tournament began at the National Sports Council covered hall in Tripureswar Tuesday. In the inaugural match, Sri Lanka defeated Maldives by 106-37 points. Likewise, in the second match, hosts Nepal defeated Bangladesh by 92-26 points.
A total of five south Asian countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and host Nepal are taking part in the competition. Earlier, inaugurating the tournament, President of Nepal Olympic Committee Jeevan Ram Shrestha expressed the confidence that the sports could be medium to further consolidate relations between the South Asian countries.
President of South Asian Basketball Association Ahmed Hafeez said the tournament, a first of its kind at the South Asian level, was a historical opportunity for Nepal.